Texas Tech linebacker Bryce Ramirez has a fractured lower left leg and will remain in a Raleigh, North Carolina-area hospital overnight to receive further medical attention, the school announced via Twitter on Sunday.
Sports medicine staff members from Texas Tech were with Ramirez at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh, and were expected to stay with the fourth-year junior until he is able to safely travel back to Lubbock.
Ramirez was injured in the first quarter Saturday night at 12th-ranked NC State when teammates tackled Wolfpack running back Jordan Houston, with the pile rolling over Ramirez's left leg, which was planted in the turf. The lower left leg was twisted abnormally as he lay on the grass; team trainers used a towel to cover the leg as they began treating him.
Ramirez was alert and multiple N.C. State players came by to offer a fist tap or well-wishes before he was put on a motorized cart and then transported to the hospital. The game was stopped for roughly 10 minutes.
In a tweet from his personal account Sunday, Ramirez thanked Texas Tech fans for their support, and he ended his message with a red heart and then a black one -- the school's primary colors.
"I appreciate all you guys for all the prayers, love, and support!!! I love you Red Raider Nation!!!" Ramirez tweeted.
NC State won 27-14.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.